Psychiatrist, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP
Conventionally and holistically trained, I'm a psychiatrist also certified in Functional Medicine. Applying the individualized, systems approach of functional medicine to psychiatry provides an evidence based, paradigm shifting model to treating chronic illness. In it, we partner to evaluate how your unique biology, history, lifestyle and environment are contributing to disease. We take a wider lens to view the systems involved in underlying disease and focus on healing root causes, rather than just trying to cover up the symptoms. Seeking short term relief while planning long term recovery, together, we seek the right balance of body, mind and spirit.
What we refer to as mental health disorders; depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia involve whole body processes. They just also happen to involve the brain and mind. Similarly, what we refer to as chronic physical illness usually have a brain and mind component as well.
My approach investigates underlying imbalances including areas of nutrition, inflammation, gut health, hormone balance, and environmental exposures. These factors are filtered through the lens of the events and relationships that dictate our health habits. Taking a deeper dive helps plan personalized treatment plans not dependent on guessing the right medication.
- Years in Practice: 14 Years
- School: Psychiatry Residency University of Washington
- Year Graduated: 2006
- License and State: A96061 California
- Board Certification: ABPN
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Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
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- Degree: California / BA - Psychology
- Degree: California / MD
- Chronic Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Mood Disorders
- Thinking Disorders
Types of Therapy
- Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Systems Biology Approach
- Online Counseling